A deceptively simple game rich in subtleties, baseball, more than any other sport, is passed down parent to child, one generation to another. In every era, fans have found heroes to cheer, and in part our attachment to the game has been fueled by hotly contested efforts to measure the superstars of the present against the titans of yesteryear. "Greats of the Game" fondly contributes to the nostalgic appeal of the national pastime by celebrating, in a subjective, engagingly outspoken text and dazzling, rarely seen photographs, the game's greatest players, teams, managers, games, and colorful personalities.
Here are a century's worth of stars and highlights: Babe Ruth and Nolan Ryan, Jackie Robinson and Barry Bonds, Don Larsen's perfect game, Willie Mays's catch of Vic Wertz's 450-foot drive in the 1954 World Series. Ray Robinson, author of the definitive biography of Lou Gehrig, shares more than 70 years of memories, while fellow baseball maven Christopher Jennison describes the stunning photos he has selected, in a lavish, opinionated treasury that is certain to inspire passionate debate.show more